Hi guys and gals,
Further to my post just over 2 weeks ago.
Well 1 April came and I had the magic jab into the right shoulder, amazingly, I am almost pain free with an incredable amount of improved mobility .... can almost get my jacket on without assistance. I got my INR down to 1.7 in 2 days from 2.2 and back up to 2.5 in another 5 days. Sorted ! No problems.
I expected pain with the jab and no side effects, instead got, no pain with the jab and two side effects. One I am blaming vagal nerve and the other cortisone - but in fairness I don't think it was cortisone as such rather the lack of pain enabling me to sleep more or less peacefully for the first time in a year or so. Ever since I have been so sleepy, dropping off my perch all round the house any time - again I am thinking of cortisone having some side effects. Just as well my GP signed me off sick - could never have driven a bus.
Then Saturday night Mrs Carn Euny did our evening meal, a Pork loin which was great ( I do like Pork) then on Sunday I began to bloat, and bloat, like I was on a garage airline pumping up my car tyres. During this bloating I took my BP and it shot up from its usual of around 132/70 ish up to 162/89 and HR fell to around 54 (OMG ! did I feel ill, really ill) but by Monday 4 April it dropped again and stabilised at 123/71 with a normal HR of 64. I have had this before with Pork (but we rarely eat it in any shape or form) but not as dramatic as this. So, Pork is now banned. Why don't I learn. Thus my initial confusion, how could cortisone casue this then I realised it was food and vagal nerve. Mercifully I didn't lurch into AF.